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2019 school terms

Term 1 - 11 weeks
Between Monday 28 January (at the earliest) and Thursday 7 February (at the latest).
Ends Friday 12 April (94-108 half days).
Public holiday: Waitangi Day 6 February.

Term 2 - 10 weeks
Monday 29 April.
Ends Friday 5 July (98 half days)
Public holiday: Queen’s Birthday 3 June

Term 3 - 10 weeks
Monday 22 July Friday 27 September (100 half days)

Term 4 - up to 10 weeks
Monday 14 October
Term ends for Primary, intermediate and special schools:
No later than Friday 20 December (98 half days)*
Term ends for Secondary and composite:
No later than Friday 13 December (94 half days)**
Public holiday in Term 4: Labour Day 28 October.

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